Tuesday, April 03, 2012

C is for Chekov

C is for Chekov but who is he? In classic star trek Walter Koenig appears in the second season beginning with the episode 'Who Mourns for Adonais.' Hes the Navigator aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701. We know from Chekov's jokes that Russians invent all things great and small in Earth history which explains why hes so proud of his Russian heritage.

One of Star Trek's mysteries is how Khan Noonien Singh recognizes Chekov when the Russian is captured redhanded in Star Trek II (The Wrath of Khan.) We know the classic Enterprise crew encounter Khan aboard his sleeper ship, the SS Botany Bay in Star Trek's Space Seed episode but heres the kicker. Chekov doesn't get posted to Captain Kirk's USS Enterprise until nine episodes later in season 2!!! Khans famous gloat 'I never forget a face. Mister...Chekov. Isn't it? really begs the question. Where did Khan and Chekov first meet?

24 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Hi, I'm just stopping by from the A-Z challenge. I was never a classic series fan - sorry, that's probably not the right thing to say hear.

Anyway, I'm #142 if you fancy popping over to see me!

Karen Hill said...

I'm so p,eased I discovered you, I'm a huge sci if fan, all genres, I've thoroughly enjoyed looking back through your posts not just the challenge ones.

I'm a Star Trek fan but my main love is Doctor Who so not sure if you like Who but my blog is based on a Who theme, I'd love to hear what you think. We Science fiction/ fantasy people should stick together. See you tomorrow for D. I'll be trying to guess what you'll be doing for d all night now.

Karen Hill said...

Ps here's a link to my Who blog, no pressure.

http://itsmotherwho.blogspot.co.uk/

S. L. Hennessy said...

A Star Trek blog - Awesome! I'm writing about it for S. Awesome post and happy A-Z blogging!

Spacerguy said...

No worries species #142, just kidding.

Karen It could be Daleks, hehe but it won't be.

Thanks S.L. I can't wait to see what you write!

nutschell said...

I'm not a Trekkie myself but I did enjoy the few episodes I did get to watch.
Great A-Z post!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Spacerguy said...

Thanks Nutschell. You might be a Trekkie if your subconsciously thinking, make it so, fascinating, illogical or engage!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very observant! Little continuity problem there.

James Pailly said...

I've heard several theories about that one. My favorite is that Khan and Chekov ran into each other in the Enterprise's rest room, and Chekov had used the last of the toilet paper. Khan never forgot Chekov after that.

Frances Pauli said...

Oh I am such a Trekkie. This is now my favorite stop on the hop. Thanks for the fun! I'll be back. (make it so)

DL Hammons said...

Oops....I think a certain writer didn't do his homework very well! :)

DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Rena said...

So...I went with my students to an FBLA competition last weekend and I keep calling the kid in shotgun "Number One," but no one got it.

[sigh.] They need to air a new Trek already.

Rena said...

oh, I'm visiting from A to Z.
prose-spective.blogspot.com

Karen Walker said...

I loved the original series and the second one, but lost track after that. Sorry.
Karen

Krista McLaughlin said...

That is a very good point!!

Spacerguy said...

Alex, yeah thats for sure!

Funny story James. Good one!

Frances, your a trekkie through and through!

D.L. Its one of thoses mind boggling movie boo-boos.

Rena, excellence deserves recognition.

Karen. A trekkie friend of mine gave up on DS9 when he saw the space station. 'How can you have exciting adventures without a starship?'

Thanks Krista.

Libby said...

I'm going to believe it was in an intergalactic strip joint. :)

Jamie Gibbs said...

That's a mystery worth solving. Maybe with the rumours that the reboot movie 2 will feature Khan could (hopefully) solve this issue.

Belle said...

I've never heard of this boo-boo. Fascinating. I love Star Trek. I first started watching re-runs in 1969. I remember because my daughter was born that year and I was home with her.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I heard that there was a deleted scene where Chekov watched archival footage on Khan, but they never explained how Khan recognized Chekov. BIG plot hole. nice job on the A-Z posts dude.
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins
Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins
@mauricem1972

teganwilson said...

Nuclear wessels!

Tegan Wilson

M Pax said...

That is a mystery. I always enjoyed Checkov though.

davidjenglund said...

Wrath of Khan was my favorite Star Trek movie by far. Chekov had a great roll in that one. Good choice for C.

Spacerguy said...

Interesting theory Maurice. Thanks

Hehe, I can do Zat! I can do Zat! Tegan

Fans love Chekov, Mpax your proof.

Thanks David, yeah Chekov was real good in the second movie, wasn't he!

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